Feb 14 Federal HELP Committee Hearing on IOM Pain Report

On February 14 the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee will hold a Congressional hearing to review the Institute of Medicine’s 2011 report on pain, Relieving Pain in American: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research. A little piece of Massachusetts trivia about this report.¬† The chairperson of the IOM committee was Philip Pizzo, MD, […]

Prescription Drug Legislation

I believe that addressing the problem of adequately treating pain, while at the same time trying to stop misuse of prescription pain medications, is something that the legislature can try to solve, but I am afraid¬†legislation is more likely to cause harm than help.¬† Currently, health care providers are very worried about the consequences of […]